Assistant to the Headmistress' Team

  • Organisation: Wycombe Abbey
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2024

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Assistant to the Headmistress' Team .

Assistant to the Headmistress' Team

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class full-boarding school for girls. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 650 pupils aged 11-18. 
 
We are currently looking for an administration Assistant to provide dedicated, additional administration support to our Headmistress. This is a key role with a wide range of duties, which will include the production of accurate and clearly laid-out documents, complex diary and time management, maintenance of filing systems, minute-taking and other related tasks. 
 
The appointed candidate will be an efficient and accurate administrator who thrives in a busy environment. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and remain calm under pressure. Ability to prioritise workload and adhere to deadlines is essential. Knowledge and understanding of a boarding environment is an advantage as well as a genuine commitment to Wycombe Abbey’s aims and ethos. 
 
This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year. Core working hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, however there is some flexibility. 
 
To apply: Please see the job profile document for full information about this role. To apply, please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply for this job”. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or hr@wycombeabbey.com 
 
Closing date for applications: Sunday 23 June 2024

Interview date: Tuesday 2 July 2024
 
We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.
 
Wycombe Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
 
We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638

About the School
Wycombe Abbey is an exceptional place for our pupils to learn and our staff to work. Working here you will be part of a world class school and community of 420 staff and 650 pupils. We are committed to encouraging curiosity, bold ideas, innovation, leadership and delight in learning – not just in the pupils, but in our staff body too, both teaching and support staff. We are looking for people who can bring new ideas, a passion for their area of expertise, skills and enthusiasm that will enrich our community as well as encourage our pupils to do their best.

Life at Wycombe Abbey goes beyond the job title. We encourage staff to be fully involved in School life and offer a rewarding working environment, generous employee benefits package, continuous professional development and an emphasis on staff wellbeing throughout your time with us. Whether you are a member of the teaching staff, House staff or support staff, you will be part of the whole team at Wycombe Abbey. Everyone at School plays their part in inspiring our pupils to strive for ambitious goals and to recognise that they can make a positive difference in the world, now and in the future.

Please watch the film below to find out more about working at Wycombe Abbey.

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Assistant to the Headmistress' Team .


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Assistant to the Headmistress' Team

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class full-boarding school for girls. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 650 pupils aged 11-18. 
 
We are currently looking for an administration Assistant to provide dedicated, additional administration support to our Headmistress. This is a key role with a wide range of duties, which will include the production of accurate and clearly laid-out documents, complex diary and time management, maintenance of filing systems, minute-taking and other related tasks. 
 
The appointed candidate will be an efficient and accurate administrator who thrives in a busy environment. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and remain calm under pressure. Ability to prioritise workload and adhere to deadlines is essential. Knowledge and understanding of a boarding environment is an advantage as well as a genuine commitment to Wycombe Abbey’s aims and ethos. 
 
This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year. Core working hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, however there is some flexibility. 
 
To apply: Please see the job profile document for full information about this role. To apply, please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply for this job”. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or hr@wycombeabbey.com 
 
Closing date for applications: Sunday 23 June 2024

Interview date: Tuesday 2 July 2024
 
We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.
 
Wycombe Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
 
We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638

About the School
Wycombe Abbey is an exceptional place for our pupils to learn and our staff to work. Working here you will be part of a world class school and community of 420 staff and 650 pupils. We are committed to encouraging curiosity, bold ideas, innovation, leadership and delight in learning – not just in the pupils, but in our staff body too, both teaching and support staff. We are looking for people who can bring new ideas, a passion for their area of expertise, skills and enthusiasm that will enrich our community as well as encourage our pupils to do their best.

Life at Wycombe Abbey goes beyond the job title. We encourage staff to be fully involved in School life and offer a rewarding working environment, generous employee benefits package, continuous professional development and an emphasis on staff wellbeing throughout your time with us. Whether you are a member of the teaching staff, House staff or support staff, you will be part of the whole team at Wycombe Abbey. Everyone at School plays their part in inspiring our pupils to strive for ambitious goals and to recognise that they can make a positive difference in the world, now and in the future.

Please watch the film below to find out more about working at Wycombe Abbey.


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